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26 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Cochlear on its capital raising

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Cochlear Limited on its capital raising, comprising a fully underwritten A$880 million institutional placement and a non-underwritten share purchase plan to raise up to A$50 million.
26 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Société Générale / Crédit du Nord sur la cession du 50 rue d’Anjou auprès d’Aviva Investors

Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Société Générale / Crédit du Nord, dans le cadre de la cession du 50 rue d’Anjou, auprès d’Aviva Investors, société de gestion d’actifs du groupe Aviva. Cette cession a été réalisée dans le cadre d’un Sale & Lease Back. Crédit du Nord a signé, concomitamment...
24 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on Vetchat fundraising

Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised on a fundraising by Vetchat — an Australian telehealth company for animals that connects subscribers with qualified veterinarians through its veterinary advice platform.
24 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Alan Watts Takes the Lead as UK Class Actions Head

Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Alan Watts will lead the firm’s Class Actions team in the UK, as it is anticipated that the number of class actions brought in the UK will continue to grow.
13 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on sale of Earnd to Greensill Capital

Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised on the sale of 100% of Earnd to Greensill Capital. Founded by Josh Vernon and Serge Kotlyarov, Earnd’s platform enables employees to access their pay packet on-demand as they earn it, facilitated through their employer...
12 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills toasts 20th anniversary of the Australian Takeovers Panel with new publication

This Friday marks the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Takeovers Panel — the country’s predominant M&A policy setter and takeover dispute resolution body. To celebrate this significant milestone, Herbert Smith Freehills has launched The Panel in a Ned Kelly Country: 20 Years of the Australian...
12 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises BAT on its first syndicated SONIA and SOFR linked £6 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised BAT on its new £6 billion multi-currency revolving credit facility. It is the first widely syndicated credit facility executed globally to be linked to both the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) and the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), in...
11 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises NEXL on its Series Seed capital raise led by Investible

Herbert Smith Freehills’ venture capital team has advised NEXL on its Series Seed capital raise. NEXL is an Australian technology company that provides cloud-based software to help law firms expand their referral network and provide global services to clients. The round was led by Australian...
11 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Bauer Media and News UK's Wireless on their creation of Octave Audio

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Bauer Media and News UK's Wireless on their collaborative joint venture to create Octave Audio, a new digital audio company for the UK advertising market.
10 March 2020

Libor: will UK regulators follow bold move by US regulators

Responding to news that the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) in the US has published a proposal for New York legislation to minimise legal uncertainty and adverse economic impacts associated with LIBOR transition, Rupert Lewis, head of banking litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills, says...
10 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Reejig on Series Seed capital raise led by Right Click Capital

Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised on a Series Seed capital raise for Reejig — a technology company that uses big data, deep learning and audited Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help customers find, recruit and move talent.
05 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Cellnex dans le cadre d’un accord avec Bouygues Telecom portant sur le déploiement et l’exploitation d’un réseau de fibre optique en France requérant un investissement d’un milliard d’euros

Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Cellnex, principal opérateur européen d’infrastructures de télécommunications sans fil, dans le cadre de la conclusion le 25 février 2020 d’un accord d’investissement avec Bouygues Telecom, opérateur global de communications, prévoyant la constitution d’une...
03 March 2020

New industry paper calls for greater regulatory coordination of sustainable finance in Asia Pacific

ASIFMA , the financial industry’s leading regional trade association, today released a new report, Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific: Regulatory State of Play , co-authored by Herbert Smith Freehills and its Indonesian associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung .
03 March 2020

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS SECURES MAJOR VICTORY FOR KINGDOM OF SPAIN IN INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION

Herbert Smith Freehills has helped secure an important victory for the Kingdom of Spain in a long-running investor-state arbitration concerning regulatory changes made by Spain in 2010 to the Feed-in Tariff regulation governing the photovoltaic (“PV”) sector in Spain.
03 March 2020

Regulator's consultation on new funding Code signals that the end is nigh for DB schemes

Responding to news that the Pensions Regulator has launched the first stage of its consultation on its new DB funding Code, Samantha Brown, head of pensions at Herbert Smith Freehills, says that “the long-awaited consultation signals the Regulator's intention to proactively manage and accelerate...

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